Dogs Trust

COVID-19 info: Our rehoming centres are currently closed to the public but you can still adopt some of our dogs: take a look at their profiles to see which ones. We’ve set up a new rehoming process which includes social distancing measures to help keep staff and adopters safe.

Lurcher love in Leeds!

Two Lurchers running together

Dogs are naturally incredibly social animals and should enjoy spending time with other four legged friends. Sadly many of our rescue dogs can develop a fear of other dogs through no fault of their own.

Maybe they were never given the opportunity to spend time with different dogs as a puppy, or perhaps they have previously had a bad experience with another dog. This lack of experience can lead to them being worried by the presence of another dog, which is only going to lead to difficulty when out walking for the owner, but also the dog is missing out on so much fun and socialisation in their lives.

This week we’ve been watching a budding friendship really begin to blossom.

Hasley, a 2 year old lurcher and Buzz, a 4 year old Lurcher have become good friends during their stay with us.

Hasley arrived a while ago and although she can be wary of other dogs, if she is introduced in the right way she is actually super friendly and playful. We’re all so proud of the progress she has made during her training here and to see her now have walking buddies and even off lead play mates is just wonderful!

Buzz has always been super dog social and he shares his kennel with his bestest friend Ariel. They are looking for a new home together as they are so devoted to each other, but he also likes to spend time with other dogs around the centre.

Take a look at the video we captured of them together this week and you’ll see why we’re so proud of them. Proud of Buzz for being such a good role model and super SUPER proud of Hasley for trusting her handlers and growing so much in confidence that she can now run free with another dog.


You can find out more about Hasley and Buzz on their profile pages

Please contact the Dogs Trust Leeds Rehoming Centre directly on 0113 281 4920 if you might be the special someone they are looking for.